Insight and latest updates from our team

Postcode care lottery for people living with Huntington's Disease

By NICVA 5 Oct 2017 Andrea Thornbury

A DECADE after the urgent need for five Huntington’s Disease co-ordinators in Northern Ireland was identified in a report – at least 48 patients with the rare brain condition have no access to the specialist support because of where they live.

NICVA congratulates its President on Freeman honour

By NICVA 3 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

NICVA has sent its warmest congratulations to its President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, on being made a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

Basic book-keeping training

By NICVA 2 Oct 2017 Denise Copeland

NICVA held the first of its basic bookkeeping sessions in Belfast on Thursday 28 September.

Affordable Alternatives to High Cost Credit in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 29 Sep 2017 Geoff Nuttall

In 2013, amidst growing concern about high cost credit and illegal lending, NICVA commissioned POLICIS and Liverpool John Moores University to explore options for an alternative affordable credit model. This report contains the results of their research.

Charities Annual Monitoring Return – consultation on proposed changes

By NICVA 27 Sep 2017 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is holding a seminar to consult on proposed changes to the Annual Monitoring Return for registered charities.

New programme in East Belfast

By NICVA 27 Sep 2017 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is pleased to be the lead partner delivering the East Belfast Community Capacity & Leadership Programme.

Universal Credit suspension call

By NICVA 26 Sep 2017 Neil Wilson

NICVA has called for the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland to be suspended.

Guest Post: Introduction to The Fundraising Regulator (FR)

By NICVA 26 Sep 2017 Sandra Bailie

This is the first in a series of blogs from The Fundraising Regulator. The first one, by Stephen Dunmore Chief Executive of the FR, is an introduction to the Fundraising Regulator, an update on what has been happening and plans for the future.

"GrantNet" Funding Conference Update

By NICVA 22 Sep 2017 Lynn Kennedy

September 14th 2017 saw over 80 participants from over 70 VCSE organisations attend NICVA & RCN’s “GrantNet” Funding Conference to get a key funding skill under their belts, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

Featured member - Rosie’s Trust

By NICVA 21 Sep 2017 Shauna O'Neill

Rosie’s Trust’s mission is to maintain and support the special relationship and bond between owners and their companion pets.

Detail Data Partnership with the ADRC-NI

By NICVA 20 Sep 2017 Andrea Thornbury

For some time, Detail Data and the ADRC NI have worked in partnership to bring different source of research and data to the voluntary and community sector to help inform their decision making, service delivery and strategic planning.

NICVA launches open data and data sharing viewfinder

By NICVA 19 Sep 2017 Andrea Thornbury

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to assess members experience of open data and data sharing. The results will help us when engaging with government on open data and to get a clear picture of data sharing arrangements in the sector.

GDPR - 10 changes your charity needs to know about

By NICVA 14 Sep 2017 Shauna O'Neill

Paula McGahey from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the changes to data protection law that charities need to be aware of.

Northern Ireland Health Transformation Process: an Update on progress from the Department for Health

By NICVA 13 Sep 2017

On 25 October 2016, the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill launched “Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together”.

Cyber Security is a key issue for Charities: take action with the Charity Discount for Cyber Essentials Accreditation Programme

By NICVA 7 Sep 2017 Shauna O'Neill

During Cyber Resilience Week 2017 (11-15 September 2017) charities are being offered discounted certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials certification scheme, which is proven to reduce the threat of data breeches by over 80%.

Report recommends new era of openness for family courts

By NICVA 6 Sep 2017 Andrea Thornbury

MAJOR changes to Northern Ireland’s family court system have been recommended by a leading judge today following a two year review of the system.

GrantTracker – Time-Limited Offer on Northern Ireland’s Leading Funding Toolkit!

By NICVA 23 Aug 2017 Lynn Kennedy

GrantTracker is the only “one stop shop” for over 800+ funding schemes relevant to NI.  Find the funding you need at the touch of a button.  Try it now for just £90 for 12 months!

Party Conference Season, 2017-18

By NICVA 18 Aug 2017 Philip Mynes

As 2017 speeds into autumn, this year’s round of party conferences will begin to take place.

NICVA summary briefing on UK Government Brexit paper on Northern Ireland & Ireland

By NICVA 18 Aug 2017 Geoff Nuttall

This briefing summarises the key proposals made in the UK Government's Brexit position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland released on 16th August. The briefing also highlights issues around which NICVA intends to develop its response.

Aviva Community Fund 2017 Coming Soon

By NICVA 16 Aug 2017 Lynn Kennedy

The Aviva Community Fund will be open for submissions from 12th September to 10th October 2017.  Could your project be a winner this year?  

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